Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Simple Vegetable Fried Rice / Brown Rice with Stir Fried Vegetables | Indian Rice Recipes

Vegetable Fried Rice is my ultimate go-to dish when I run out of ideas, have no mood to think or simply have to finish off its and bits of vegetables hanging out in the fridge. It is a family favorite too. Paired with a simple dhal tadka or a sabji it is a great meal altogether.
Brown Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Water - 1-1/2 cups
Carrot - 1 - chopped
Red Bell Pepper - 1/2 - chopped
Green Bell Pepper - 1/2 - chopped
Asparagus - 4 spears - chopped
Zucchini - 1/2 - chopped
Spring Onions / Scallions - 2
Salt & Pepper - to taste
Sesame oil / Gingelly oil - 1 tbsp
Cook the brown basmati rice according to below instructions. When done fluff with fork and spread on a plate to cool completely. Heat oil in a wok in medium-high heat and add the spring onion whites. After 2 minutes, add the chopped asparagus. In 2-minute intervals add the carrots, zucchini, green bell peppers, red bell peppers one by one and saute continuously. Add the salt and pepper and immediately add the cooked cooled brown rice and mix well. Remove from heat, check for seasoning and mix in the spring onion greens. Serve hot with ketchup or any curry of your choice.
How to cook brown basmati rice in Pressure Cooker:
Wash and soak 1 cup of rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain the water and pressure cook with one and a half cups of water for 6 whistles. This is a rice-water ratio and number of whistles I got through trial-and error method. Other non-basmati brown rice may need different amount of water and cook time. 
Linking this delicious rice bowl to Kid's Delight - Street Food and to Leftover Makeover.


  1. Yummy rice

  2. Me too, when I run out of ideas on what to cook. Bring on the veges and use the leftover cooked rice and ---------- you have this yummy fried rice from Kirthi's kitchen. I am thinking of making it for this Sunday, you know the only day I catch up on my sleep.

  3. A very simple fried rice. Healthy and delicious.

  4. Looks sooooooo colorful and inviting...

  5. Hi!
    I always had a doubt about cooking brown rice. Thanks for the tip! Btw rice looks delicious!!!!!

  6. Healthy and delicious rice....looks so colorful n tempting

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  8. wow very simple and delicious veg brown rice :)

  9. I dont mind inviting myself to ur place to enjoy this delicious and healthy fried rice.

  10. Indeed a very nice version of rice...Looks and feel it's freshness here Krithi..

  11. Healthy meets tasty meets colorful meets droolworthy!!!! yummy!!!

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  13. Rice look superb.. kid's loves this type of rice with little Manchurian gravy or sauce.
    these days Chinese food also become Indian street food.
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  14. Never tried brown basmati rice.Love the colour.

  15. oh the cute looking rice... love to grab the bowl..
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  16. Absolutely delicious extra Pure Standard basmati rice,classic recipe..looks divine.


  17. YUMMY dish as well as easy preparation...loved it
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